It’s an enormous thrill to be able to read books before they hit the shelves. And, let’s face it, it’s why many Penguin Books Australia staffers are in the publishing business to begin with. Words spread pretty fast around here, so every month we whip around the offices to ask what everyone is reading. These are some of our current favourites.
In this electrifying sequel to The Handmaid’s Tale, Margaret Atwood answers the question that has tantalised readers for decades: What happened to Offred?
An intimate, powerful, and inspiring memoir by the former First Lady of the United States.
There are four seasons in a year, and they’re all awesome, but only one of them gets to be summer!
Two people. Ten chances. One perfect love story.
The short life and terrible death of Christendom's most defiant sect.
Elliot Perlman’s first book for children is a tail-spin of a tale that will have you howling with laughter!
Cook up an epic feast for friends and family with Jamie Oliver's new cookbook, featuring the best of the best food from the hit TV series Jamie & Jimmy's Friday Night Feast.
On the day that became known as Black Saturday, one man deliberately lit two fires near the small town of Churchill, Gippsland, then sat on the roof of his house and watched the flames. The Arsonist, by the acclaimed author of The Tall Man, is the story of that man, the fire he lit, and the people who were killed.
For younger readers, the companion to Stephanie Alexander’s classic work, The Cook’s Companion: destined to be another go-to cookbook for families across Australia.
The long-awaited memoir of Australia’s sweetheart, Olivia Newton-John, covering everything from Grease to her journeys with cancer to her tireless charity work.
A nail-biting thriller that turns popular true-crime such as Serial and Making A Murderer on its head, Greenlight will shock with twists and turns you’ll never see coming.
From the author of internationally acclaimed The Flamethrowers – a fearless and heartbreaking novel about love, friendship and incarceration.
Read the un-put-down-able history of Down Under – unexpected, heroic and sometimes tragic. But never ever boring.
An electrifying debut novel from one of the most exciting new voices in contemporary fiction
Moving through America’s history and its landscape, this is a wondrous, exhilarating novel about nine strangers brought together by an unfolding natural catastrophe.
The death of Matthew Leveson and the ten-year search for the truth
A powerful first novel dealing with life, loss and the redemptive power of love.
A big story from a small town.
Australia's funniest new author for kids is back with a fresh batch of stories about the mysterious Mr Bambuckle and the class of room 12B.
Award-winning writer Mary K. Pershall details her heart-rending personal experience of raising a beloved child who couldn't cope with reality, and ends up in a maximum-security prison convicted of murder.
What makes a man turn his back on society? What makes him return?
Centred around Captain James Cook’s first South Sea voyages (1768 – 1771) from a historian who leaves no stone unturned to discover the ship and the attitude that shaped the western world.
Age is no barrier to creating poetry that inspires social change and positive action. Thirteen-year-old award-winning slam poet Solli Raphael is taking on the world … one word at a time. The future needs you and me to create equality across all levels of humanity ~ Solli
A mesmerising new novel from the internationally acclaimed, bestselling author of The English Patient.